Princeton tops that list with 28 national titles. Yale comes in a close second with 27. The Crimson Tide are ranked third along with Michigan, Notre Dame and USC with 11 respectively. However, the total number of national championships teams have won varies according to the Associated Press and the NCAA. The NCAA recognizes Yale as the university with the most titles (18), while Alabama (16) and Princeton (15) complete the top three. The confusion and debate among these early titles centers around the polling and ranking systems for those respective years.